Out of Hours Service
What to do if you need a doctor outside of normal surgery hours
If you need urgent medical advice outside normal surgery opening hours and it cannot wait, ring 7635 7100. You will hear a recorded message giving you information on how to contact the out of hours service.
Alternatively, you can contact NHS Direct on 111 for medical advice.
What Will Happen?
A number of services may be offered:
- The out-of-hours doctor will advise you over the telephone of self-help treatment you can carry out yourself
- You will be asked to meet the doctor at the Primary Care Emergency Centre (based at George Eliot Hospital) and be given a time for you to attend
- The out-of-hours doctor will visit you at home if you are unfit to travel
- The out-of-hours doctor will call an emergency ambulance.